The first two games of the Iowa-Gophers baseball series this weekend are going to be played at Target Field and not at Siebert Field, the university announced on Wednesday.

The series opener will be at 4 p.m. Friday, the second game at 2 p.m. Saturday. The series finale will be at 1 p.m. at Siebert Field as originally scheduled.

No. 25 Minnesota (23-10, 7-1 Big Ten) is in second place in the conference race; Iowa (22-11, 6-4) is in sixth.

University of Minnesota students will receive free admission with their valid Ucard; other fans can purchase tickets at the Target Field box office for $8.

Loons hit season ticket goal

Minnesota United announced it has reached its cap of 14,500 season tickets for 2018 and will start a waiting list for fans interested in season tickets at Allianz Field in 2019.

Fans can be put on the waiting list by purchasing five-plus or 10-plus match mini-plans for 2018.

U volleyball signs two

The Gophers volleyball team added two players for this fall.

Claire Sheehan, a 6-1 outside hitter from Isanti, Minn., is transferring to Minnesota after one season at Iowa.

The other addition is 6-1 middle blocker Paulina Swider of Lublin, Poland. The incoming freshman has played with her native country’s junior national teams since 2014.

“[Sheehan is] a wonderful all-around volleyball player and she absolutely knows how to compete,” Gophers coach Hugh McCutcheon said. “… [Swider] brings a wealth of international experience to our gym.”


• Bloomington Jefferson named Mike Terwilliger its boys’ hockey coach. Terwilliger, an Edina High School graduate, has spent the past two years working for Minnesota Hockey as a programs manager. Terwilliger, a member of the Hornets’ state championship hockey team in 1988 and the Class 2A boys’ tennis singles champion in 1989, played college hockey at St. Lawrence.

• Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed Wednesday as UMD men’s hockey national champions day and congratulated Bulldogs coach Scott Sandelin and UMD athletic director Josh Berlo on their visit to the Capitol.

• The St. Paul Saints will be heard on 93.3-FM and the iHeart Radio app in 2018. The Saints’ new radio home will carry all 100 regular-season games plus any playoff games. The Saints’ season opener is May 18 at the Gary (Ind.) SouthShore Railcats.

Fred Boos of Wayzata, the director of the Minnesota Golf Association from 1993 to 1999, died April 13 after a long illness. He was 84. Boos was inducted into the Minnesota Golf Hall of Game in 2014; he helped develop The Pines at Grandview Lodge in Nisswa, Minn., in 1990.

• Gophers assistant baseball coach Rob Fornasiere and high school baseball coaches Mike Louden (Hastings), John Madsen (Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial), Ray Ross (Minneapolis Washburn), Randy Schaub (Renville County West), Jeff Tanner (Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City) and Ty Wacker (Jackson County Central) will be inducted into the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame at a banquet Oct. 27 in Minneapolis.

• Apple Valley heavyweight Gable Stephenson, a four-time state high school champion, was named InterMat’s prep wrestler of the year. He has signed with the Gophers.

• Minnesota-Morris outfielder Jackson Gessell was named to the’ team of the week. He was 6-for-9 with five doubles and three RBI in a sweep of Crown College.